Shark attack left 'a couple of teeth' in survivor's leg bone and severed artery

4/29/2022 10:31:00 AM

Shark attack left 'a couple of teeth' in survivor's leg bone and severed artery

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Shark attack left 'a couple of teeth' in survivor's leg bone and severed artery

WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Anika Craney was freediving in Australia when her left leg was bitten by a shark, but she says that she still 'loves' the creatures despite the harrowing experience

Anika Craney was bitten in the lower part of her left leg while freediving in Australia in 2020.Thanks to the quick assistance of those around her, she was able to survive the encounter, and even kept her leg despite losing a lot of blood.Now, in a Channel 4 YouTube documentary episode, the Australian has reflected on the day of the attack.

Anika described how she had got into the water near the beach, noticing that the water was “really murky”, with the pair barely able to see beyond their arms.And, this fear soon spiralled when Anika spotted a shark barreling towards her.“I prepared myself, I moved my fins around from behind me, and put them out in front of me, and then I felt the impact,” she recalled.

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Anika Craney was bitten in the lower part of her left leg while freediving in Australia in 2020. Thanks to the quick assistance of those around her, she was able to survive the encounter, and even kept her leg despite losing a lot of blood. “The suspect shook him whilst he was lying on the pavement, causing him to bang his head. Now, in a Channel 4 YouTube documentary episode, the Australian has reflected on the day of the attack. "Don’t leave it to the last minute to seek injectables just in case you want the results tweaked again, or happen to be unlucky with a stubborn bruise or swelling. Anika described how she had got into the water near the beach, noticing that the water was “really murky”, with the pair barely able to see beyond their arms. “I am appealing to anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image to come forward and speak with us. And, this fear soon spiralled when Anika spotted a shark barreling towards her. The society's director Dr Simon Gilmour told BBC Radio Scotland's Drivetime programme : "We think that it's wrong to commodify human body parts like this and give them a monetary value and try and buy and sell them.

“I prepared myself, I moved my fins around from behind me, and put them out in front of me, and then I felt the impact,” she recalled. The charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. "If your treatment is not complete you can have any attachments from your Invisalign treatment removed temporarily. “I felt this pressure on my left leg. Honestly I thought it had just hit me with its head, so my instinctive reaction was to kick it off. ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT?. “It wasn’t until I saw the blood pooling around me that I actually realised it had bitten me. This might involve contouring or.” Realising that she was losing “a lot of blood”, Anika began to scream for help, and feared the worst.

“I realised the shark might come back and bite me again, and if it did I might not survive this,” she continued. Frantically, the experienced freediver attempted to make her way out of the water, and was soon rescued by a woman on a paddleboard. The Australian was rushed to the shore, where a man quickly strapped her leg into a tourniquet, before medics airlifted her to hospital. It was only once she was safely settled into a hospital bed that Anika realised what injuries she had actually sustained. “The shark bit the lower part of my left leg, all the way to the bone; it left a couple of teeth in my tibia.

It severed an artery, and caused a lot of pain,” she said. “I was in the hospital for eight days, the wound itself took about two months to heal over.” But, despite the traumatic incident, Anika has been keen to share her story on her social media profiles, and even joined Bite Club – a group of survivors who support each other by talking about their experiences. She acknowledged: “I actually chose to swim with sharks, and I’m glad that I did. It was a really wonderful way to make peace with the experience.

“I still love sharks, I’m always thinking about them when I’m in the water. There is still fear, but I continue to choose love over fear.” To get more news stories from Daily Star delivered straight to your inbox sign up to one of our free newsletters here. .